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Article V: Officers

§5.1 The officers of the Association shall be a president, a president-elect, a secretary, and a treasurer.  The president and the president-elect shall be members of the Association.  The regular terms of office of the president and the president-elect shall be one year, beginning on July 1 of each year.

§5.2 A person who has been installed as president for a full term shall not thereafter be eligible for the presidency.

§5.3 The president-elect shall be elected by the regular members of the Association duly registered and in attendance at the regular meeting of the Association next preceding the commencement of the term of office.  Candidates for president-elect shall declare their candidacy in writing, filed with the secretary of the Association, not later than January 31st of the year in which such election is to be held.  Upon the expiration of the term of the president, the president-elect, so elected, shall succeed to the office of president for a full term.  (If the office of the president becomes vacant, the president-elect shall succeed to the office of president for the unexpired term, and shall thereafter serve a full term.)

§5.4 The president and the president-elect shall each continue to serve until the successor has qualified and has assumed office.

§5.5 In the event the office of president-elect becomes vacant, the Board of Governors shall elect a successor to serve for the remainder of the term.  In that event, the regular members of the Association at their next regular meeting shall elect both a president and a president-elect.

§5.6  In the event the office of the president becomes vacant when there is no president-elect, the Board of Governors shall elect both a president and a president-elect, each to serve for the remainder of the term.

§5.7 The Board of Governors shall appoint an executive director of the Association, who shall also serve as secretary and treasurer.  Upon recommendation of the executive director, the Board of Governors may appoint such assistant executive directors, as it may deem necessary.  The compensation to be paid to the executive director shall be determined by the Board of Governors.  No compensation shall be paid to any other officer of the Association.

§5.8 The Board of Governors may authorize the use by compensated officers or employees of such title or titles as may be deemed descriptive of their duties.

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